Ground Handling


Boeing Debuts 787-10 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787-10 was rolled-out on February 17.  (Boeing)

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its public debut on February 17. Thousands of employees at Boeing’s North … More ››

Europe’s Airports Welcomed a Record-breaking 2bn Passengers in 2016

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The European airport trade association, ACI EUROPE, has releases its full year traffic report for 2016. This is the only air transport report which includes … More ››

Juneyao Airlines Finalises Boeing 787 Order

Juneyao Airlines 787

Boeing and Juneyao Airlines have announced the finalisation of an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices. This … More ››

Air Canada Unveils New Livery

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Air Canada unveiled a new colour scheme for its aircraft and staff uniforms on February 9. Its 300 mainline and regional aircraft will gradually be … More ››

Lufthansa Introduces the Airbus A350-900

Lufthansa's first commercial flight using an Airbus A350-900 aircraft departed from Munich bound for Delhi on February 10, 2017.  The aircraft, D-AIXA is seen here during a press event held at Hamburg Airport on February 9.  (KEY-Tom Allett)

Lufthansa has launched its first fare-paying flight using an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. LH792 from Munich to Delhi departed Lufthansa’s Bavarian hub at 12:30 local time … More ››

UK Department for Transport Makes Flying Easier for Breastfeeding Parents

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From February 8, 2017 air passengers carrying expressed breast milk will be able to carry an unlimited supply in hand luggage. A DfT press release … More ››

Swissport Awarded Emirates SkyCargo Contract

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Swissport Cargo Services France, a subsidiary of Swissport International, will handle cargo at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Lyon (LYS) and Nice (NCE) airports for … More ››

Auckland Airport Welcomes Qatar Airways and the World’s Longest Flight

Qatar Airways is using Boeing 777 aircraft on its Doha-Auckland route. (Qatar Airways)

On the morning of February 6, Auckland Airport welcomed Qatar Airways as it launched the world’s longest commercial passenger flight on the Auckland-Doha route. Scott … More ››

KLM Returns to London City Airport

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On February 6, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing … More ››

Government Outlines Policy for Heathrow Third Runway

Heathrow three-runway layout.  (HAL)

The British Government has published its draft National Policy Statement (NPS) on a third runway for Heathrow Airport. It sets out the government’s views on … More ››